Article by editor of Age of Labor (Osh Kosh, WI) likening the situation of white workers — who faced employers who controlled the courts and the military to enforce their wage decrees — to that of black slaves in antebellum times.
Rogers would become active in the American Railway Union as the editor of its newspaper, Railway Times.
For L.W. Rogers' biography, see Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._W._Rogers
Published in Railway Carmen's Journal, vol. 3, whole no. 26 (May 1893), pp. 267-269.